NYSC AND JAMB SET UP A BILATERAL COMMITTEE
NYSC and Jamb set up a Bilateral Committee – National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, NYSC Portal, Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB are related organs.
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC
, and the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, have agreed to set up a bilateral committee to address issue of abuse of regularisation of admissions by corps producing institutions.
NYSC management is complaining that this is making the mobilisation of corps members very difficult.
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NYSC AND JAMB MATTERS:
How are post-graduation processes handled by the two authorities involved? This is the issue that is begging for harmonisation.
Consequently, in a letter to JAMB, NYSC advises that JAMB should revise the window of post-graduation regularisation by introducing measures that will make it impossible for institutions to abuse the process. By this, it is now compulsory for all graduates to be cleared by JAMB to qualify for mobilisation by the NYSC.
How does this new process protect genuinely admitted students?
During a meeting of the two executives, recently in Abuja, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede confirmed the abusiveness, lamenting the rate at which some students are desperate to regularise their admissions. He said: “A new template has been designed by the Board for all candidates who need to be regularised and is to be completed online.” After completing the forms online, candidate will print an indemnity form which must be endorsed by his / her Vice Chancellor/Rector/Provost and submitted to the state JAMB office. This is to ensure that only genuinely admitted candidates are regularised.” He stressed the need for inter-agency collaboration to be able to perform optimally, noting that lack of synergy among government agencies is responsible for lapses
On his own part, the Director General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaue solicited cooperation of JAMB to have access to the number of students admitted on yearly basis. He supported the idea of the three bodies, of JAMB, NUC and NYSC meeting regularly to address some irregularities.
The issue of Graduate regularisation with the NYSC is an important issue. The following related topics are good to note:
In addition,the following is the mobilization guideline issued by NYSC for public knowledge.
GUIDELINES FOR MOBILIZATION OF GRADUATES INTO NATIONAL SERVICE
As part of efforts aimed at ensuring that only eligible graduates who pass through duly accredited full time courses are mobilized for participation in the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC Management is collaborating with relevant regulatory bodies of the respective Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) – the National Universities Commission (NUC) for Universities and degree awarding institutions and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for Mono/Polytechnics as well as the entry admission examination body- Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
NYSC AND JAMB SET UP A BILATERAL COMMITTEE
Accordingly, the data of all prospective corps members as submitted for mobilization by their respective institutions, are subjected to screening for conformity with the requirements of these regulatory/examination bodies. In this regard, all prospective corps members whose admissions are not known to JAMB will be deemed to be improperly admitted. The admission status of such students will require the affected CPIs to regularise same with JAMB.
Similarly, all Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) have been advised to abide by the extant admission quota approved by the NUC and NBTE respectively in making submission for mobilization. Any submission in excess of quotas approved will not be accepted. Graduates of courses not duly accredited by these regulatory bodies will not be mobilized for service.
It should be stated, for emphasis, that the regularization of admissions with JAMB is the duty of the Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs), just as the confirmation of approved admission quota for each course and the determination of their accreditation status is the prerogative of the regulatory bodies –
NUC and NBTE
It is imperative to state that the NYSC will not act as a liaison office between the Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) and these regulatory/examination bodies. This much had earlier been brought to the notice of CPIs at the last Pre-Mobilization Workshop held in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday 16th January, 2013. Corps Producing Institutions which are unable to conclude the regularization exercise during the 2013 Batch ‘A’ service year could still be considered in subsequent Batches when the outstanding issues would have been resolved by the institution.
It has become expedient to bring this information to the attention of the general public for necessary guidance.
SIGNED DIRECTOR-GENERAL NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS
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